Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Long over due post: The Move
It has obviously been a long time since my last post. Just looking at the picture, it is strange to think about how different my life was when I wrote it! I can remember sitting at my desk in my 'piano room' trying to get that font error at the bottom of the post corrected - oh well. In the fall I took up homeschooling since we weren't sure when we would be moving and had a full touring schedule. We hit the road for The Reason To Gather Tour with Audrey Assad and Jenny and Tyler, and kept dropping the price of our house. At the end of that tour, we sold with the condition that we would be out by Christmas. With a Christmas tour already taking us out of town, we had nine days to be out. We filled three storage PODS with stuff, and moved just the bare necessities into our new little home in St Paul. It was important to Toby that we all say good-bye to the house in Burnsville, so we all went over for that last load. This is the only house my kids have ever known, and each of them were grieving. Toby was sobbing, sobbing, and Ruby kept looking at me. I told her that Toby was just grieving, and it was okay. "I will probably cry too," she said. A few minutes later I heard her trying to make herself cry, but it was fake, and she knew it. She looked up at me and shrugged her shoulders as if to say, oh well, I tried. With the help of many amazing friends, we cleared out the last of our belongings at 10pm, boarded the bus and headed to Chicago.